Caring for another person can be physically and emotionally demanding, especially when you’re responsible for so much more than just their daily care needs. Respite care is temporary support that enables your regular carer to take a well-earned break, while ensuring your everyday support needs are met. At Helping Hands, we’ve been caring for people in their own homes for over 30 years and have branches across the whole of England and Wales, meaning that you’ll get superlative service wherever you need us, including in the Altrincham area. Our visiting and live-in respite services are fully managed, and you’ll be cared for to the highest standards, until your regular carer can return.
Respite care can last for a week or two or on occasion, longer, to ensure that you get consistent care and the minimum of disruption to your regular routines. You may need respite care because your regular carer needs to take a scheduled break, you’d like some extra support after an illness or accident, or to get you back on your feet after a hospital stay.
Choosing respite care at home is a positive alternative to going into a care home, even temporarily. Remaining at home can make a huge difference to your physical and emotional wellbeing and if you’ve been living with care for quite some time you want to know that, when they take a break, your care will continue without interruption. Even if you need care in an emergency, for instance after an unanticipated hospital discharge or if your carer is taken ill, we can get care to you in a hurry, usually within 24 hours.
We ensure that you always remain at the centre of your care journey, tailoring your package of support around your exact requirements. We offer care on both a visiting care and live-in care basis, so that whatever you need undertaken, whether you have mild or complex care needs, we can help. Our visiting carers will come to you as often as you need, at prearranged times and durations, to ensure that you get the help you require, or if you choose to have a live-in carer, they’ll be with you around the clock, day and night. This can give extra reassurance to both you and your loved ones that you’re never alone, which will be especially appreciated if they live far away from you.
We are proud to have had the same ethos since we began in 1989, that of supporting our customers to live their very best life in their own home, promoting their dignity and independence at all times. That’s why we are considered an industry-leading homecare company, with experience in delivering a wide range of support to thousands of people across England and Wales. We carefully select our carers, ensuring they have natural traits of compassion and empathy, and we fully train them when they join us so that they’ll have all the skills necessary to deliver every task you need undertaken, such as personal care, medication and mobility support. We’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales too, which means you can have the highest confidence in our expert service, every single day.